April 11, 2023 2.55 pm This story is over 12 months old

Cannabis grow found after house fire in empty Lincolnshire property

Officers believe several men left shortly after the fire

Officers are on scene at a property in Nocton today (Tuesday 11 April) where a cannabis grow has been found following a house fire.

Officers were called to the property in Wegberg Road in the village at 7.54am after crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, who had initially been called to tackle a fire, became suspicious about the use of the building.

A cannabis grow of more than 100 plants was discovered at the property, which was otherwise vacant, and no arrests have been made.

The building is being made safe today. The cause of the fire is still being determined, and fire investigators, forensics experts and detectives are now on scene and will remain in the local area for much of today while initial enquiries are carried out.

It is believed that several men had left the address shortly after the fire began, and efforts to identify and locate them are now ongoing.

We are appealing for anyone who has information to come forward, and we would also be keen to view any dashcam, doorbell, or CCTV footage of the property and surrounding streets this morning which may have captured the incident.

If you have information which could help, please contact DC Gstrein on [email protected] or call 101 and ask to speak with the duty DS at Lincoln CID. Please quote incident 56 of 11 April.

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